Prangstgrüp

A comedy troupe with many sketches available to watch online. One of their more recent bits, Reach, is a short musical number set during a university lecture.

250,000 Bouncing Balls

Sony dropped around 250,000 mulitcolored bouncing superballs down a San Francisco street to film a commerical for their Bravia flat-screen televisions. What you see above is how it started, click below to watch the result:

250,000 Bouncing Balls

Sony dropped around 250,000 mulitcolored bouncing superballs down a San Francisco street to film a commerical for their Bravia flat-screen televisions. What you see above is how it started, click below to watch the result:

Prangstgrüp

A comedy troupe with many sketches available to watch online. One of their more recent bits, Reach, is a short musical number set during a university lecture.

Octacube

Adrian Ocneanu, professor of mathematics at Penn State, has designed a stainless steel sculpture depicting a 3-dimensional projection of a 4-dimensional “octacube”. The massive sculpture was fabricated by Penn State’s Engineering Services Shop.

Future Feeder < Physorg

I don’t personally subscribe to the idea of a strictly spatial 4th dimension – but who am I to say either way, much less criticize a brilliant piece of artistic engineering. Maybe once I get my PhD in mathematics I’ll try and cross swords with these guys – for now:

Octacube

Adrian Ocneanu, professor of mathematics at Penn State, has designed a stainless steel sculpture depicting a 3-dimensional projection of a 4-dimensional “octacube”. The massive sculpture was fabricated by Penn State’s Engineering Services Shop.

Future Feeder < Physorg

I don’t personally subscribe to the idea of a strictly spatial 4th dimension — but who am I to say either way, much less criticize a brilliant piece of artistic engineering. Maybe once I get my PhD in mathematics I’ll try and cross swords with these guys — for now:

Megachurches

“Megachurch"—like "McMansion” or “big-box store"—is a disdainful put-down. And like many put-downs it is not particularly accurate; very large churches have been around for a long time. Think Hagia Sophia, the Gothic cathedrals, or that Vatican megabasilica, St. Peter’s, which accommodates 60,000 worshipers. […] What distinguishes the current crop of megachurches is not so much their size—none rivals St. Peter’s—but their different sense of architectural style.

Megachurches

“Megachurch”—like “McMansion” or “big-box store”—is a disdainful put-down. And like many put-downs it is not particularly accurate; very large churches have been around for a long time. Think Hagia Sophia, the Gothic cathedrals, or that Vatican megabasilica, St. Peter’s, which accommodates 60,000 worshipers. […] What distinguishes the current crop of megachurches is not so much their size—none rivals St. Peter’s—but their different sense of architectural style.